As a way to thank everyone who still checks my blog, and to welcome brand new people to my brand new blog (looks wise at least). I have decided to giveaway a skein of handyed yarn and the Hook and Needle Girl Itty Bitty Ditty Bag – a drawstring, lined bag big enough to hold a sock project or something around that size, and small enough to throw in a purse, or hang from a belt loop.

Because my favorite Holiday group is coming up – Halloween, All Saints Day (i.e. My Birthday), and Day of the Dead; I will announce 3 winners in honor of each day.

The contest ends midnight on the Day of the Dead (Nov 2nd) eastern time. I will announce the 3 winners 6 pm Nov 3rd (is that “Dawn of the Dead”?)

Now as for the important info…

How to Enter:

1. Comment on this post with a Fiber Artist you would like to see featured. It could be someone famous, someone not-so-famous, or even yourself or a friend. If there’s a website there’s a way (blogs count!)

         Now if you want to be featured and have info you don’t want to post all over the internet, please e-mail me at HookandNeedleGirl (at) – the e-mail will also count as an entry. Please don’t be shy.

2. You have to pick the prize. To do so please go to my etsy store and pick out your favorite yarn, and let me know in the comment so I know what to send you.

Okay, have fun and good luck!




47 Responses to “Giveaway”

  1. Donna Kreisle Says:

    Please feature fiber artist Amanda Reed. She is a young, talented designer with an endearing (or irritating) predilection for pink. Well, I like pink. Her blog title is Delicious Stitches.

    The prize I would like is the Supersoft Sock in Iris, though I like all the colorways.

  2. InJuneau Says:

    Please feature Missy. She’s a new dyer in my town. Her blog is:

    Wow, I like both the Cocoa and Cream and the Sea Breeze. Though I guess to get out of my color rut, I’d have to go with the Cocoa and Cream.

  3. Marsh Says:

    What a wonderful geesture for you birthday. Who doesn’t love sock yarn?

    I would really love to see a wonderful fiber artist featured here, Susan Stambaugh. She is the artist behind Abstract Fibers. Some of the most beautiful and soft yarns I have ever seen and had the plaesure to work with. Check out her fiber magic here: and then surf on over to her blog as well It’s truly eye candy at it’s finest.

    Now to your Etsy store………..I love love love the Iris colorway. Bearded irises are one of my very favorite flowers and you captured the colors perfectly.

    Best Wishes for your continuity on you blog and Many Happy Birthday Wishes to you. I hope it’s a wonderful day for you.

  4. scottishbunny2003 Says:

    I’d like to nominate a fellow Raveller Kristina, AKA Wyndwitch. She can be found on Ravelry at and her shop is here:

    If I was lucky enough to win, I’d love Irish Moor – all your yarns are so pretty!

    Thanks for giving us fellow ravellers a chance to enter 🙂

  5. Silverlotus Says:

    I’d love to see you feature June Gilbank. She creates wonderful realistic crochet animals, and is a lovely person too. Her website:

    As for the yarn, I love Cocoa and Cream.

  6. Sharon Rose Says:

    I have two friends who are amazing fiber artists: Emma of DragonFibers (, dyed yarn and roving, and Rachel at Studio Avenue Six ( for self-striping sock yarn! I love both your Iris and Sea Breeze colorways – I can’t decide so you’ll have to surprise me! 🙂 Thanks for a great contest!

  7. Sharon Rose Says:

    Oh I forgot – Rachel also makes needle organizers. 🙂

  8. Carle Says:

    Heh thanks for the give away.:-)

    I would love to hear more about Daniela of FeltstudioUK, she has a wonderful sense of colour blending and I adore her etsy shop, always loaded with temptation.:-)

    My favourite colour way is Iris and sea breeze. Though I admit I like them all. If you do by chance pull my name then please surprise me and send me that colour way that you love best. 🙂


  9. Brigette Says:

    I really enjoy Antonina from Ravelry:
    The things she creates just blow me away and I would love to know more about her.

    I really like the Irish Moor in Soft Sock from your etsy store. Thank you for the give away.

  10. ikkinlala Says:

    I’d like to see you feature Hunter Hammersen, a prolific newer sock designer who blogs at

    I love your Cocoa and Cream yarn.

  11. Kim Says:

    Hi, I’d love to nominate my friend Theresa (needlenhook on Ravelry & unravelme on etsy). Here’s the link to her etsy shop:
    Halloween is my favorite holiday season too (Oct 31 is also my DH’s birthday).
    I like your Cocoa & Cream best, but they’re all lovely.

  12. Maven Says:

    I’d love to see more of what Jerilea Zempel ( is up to these days! Would love to know more about her creative process.

    And I agree, I like your Cocoa & Cream the best! 🙂

  13. Jen Says:

    How about Cookie A? I would love to learn more about her.

    As for the prize, they are all beautiful, but I especially love the Neapolitan sock yarn!

    Jen (zgma on Ravelry)

  14. Carmen Says:

    One of my favorite designers is Kim Guzman.
    I’m having a tough time deciding on the colors on your Etsy site – they are all very bright and vibrant! I really like Sea Breeze, but I think if I were to win, I’d prefer Cocoa and Cream – I’d have more options on what to do with it.

  15. Lori Says:

    I would love to see Carol Ventura. She does wonderful stuff with tapestry crochet. her website is . She is very talented and very down to earth. she has a great Knowledge of the history of crochet.
    I would have to say that my favorite yarn in your shop right now is the Cocoa and cream, I think it will make a fantastic pair of fingerless gloves.


  16. Kim R. Says:

    Happy Birthday!
    Judy Sumner (Knoxsocks Designs) is a amazing designer of socks – she has a new book “Knitted Socks East and West” that I can’t wait to see.
    All of the yarns in your shop are beautiful but my favorite would be Sea Breeze in Organic Sport!
    Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

  17. Jaguarrior Says:

    I’d love to see Jessie, the great and wonderful creator of the Phat Fiber box featured! She has brought so many talented artists together and I have learned more from them than anywhere else (except maybe ravelry)

    hmm all your yarns are so pretty and pettable! I think my fave is going to be the Neapolitan but the Iris is a close second!

  18. Carrie Says:

    Cocoa and Cream is such a great colorway! And I’d love to hear more about Ysolda Teague. I’ve knit several of her patterns, and I love them all!

    Great giveaway! My wedding anniversary is on the 30th to kick off the celebrations!

  19. Tracy Says:

    My favorite dyer that I just found is okayknits (on ravelry and etsy). Her colors are so rich. I put several of her colorways on my Christmas wishlist, but I haven’t been able to try her yarn out yet!


  20. PBnJ Says:

    I’d love to see you feature Aija of .
    You can also find her on Ravelry as sockpr0n.

    I love to see what she spins, weaves, and knits. Her blog contains many interesting and informative posts about fiber, and related things.

  21. Lara Says:

    I’d like to hear more about Kimberly Chapman, who designs really cool mathematical knitting patterns.

    And I really like your Irish Moor colorway.

  22. Kristen Says:

    How about Kim Kaslow from Woolen Rabbit?
    And if I’m the winner I’m torn between Iris and Cocoa & Cream!

  23. Steph Says:

    cocoa & cream!

    glad to see you blogging again.

    Ditto on the Woolen Rabbit.

    Also, Spindlecat does great stitchmarkers.

    Slackford Studio

    Capistrano Fiber Arts

  24. Tracy Says:

    I’d like to hear from SpillyJane ( who does fabuous things with pattern, especially on mittens. If I’m the lucky winner, I’d love the Cocoa & Cream yarn.

  25. Kenyetta Says:

    I would love to hear Gail at! She is very creative!
    If I won, I would love the Neapolitan!

  26. Cat Says:

    Kristen Hanley Cardozo is a designer I’d like to see featured. I haven’t knit any of her designs (yet), but the patterns are well laid out and she is very sweet. She blogs here:

    It’s so hard to choose between Sean Breeze and Iris, but I’ll go with Iris. gorgeous yarn!

  27. Cat Says:

    Sean Breeze? Must have been thinking of my boyfriend, oops. Sea breeze is what I meant, of course!

  28. knitmit Says:

    Personally, I’d love to learn more about Jess (aka frecklegirl) and learn more about how Ravelry evolved. Also, I really love the “Irish Moor” colorway (although Sea Breeze was a close second <3).

  29. Sandra Says:

    I have spoken to Debbie from DT Crafts
    and she managed to get some yarn to me despite the postal strike this week for my ravelry Swap. I would love to meet her one day as her yarns are gorgeous. and learn more about how she came to create.

  30. Jagadeesh Dev Says:

    Three Irish Girls! Interview and feature all three of them!!! I love their colorways! If I win I’d love Love LOVE the Cocoa and Cream!

  31. Kim Says:

    How about Irene Strange? I just discovered her on Ravelry, she has some really cute interesting amigurumis.

    It was a hard choice, but I choose Irish Moor. 🙂

  32. KharmicCurse Says:

    I would love to see something about Rav user Smackaroni , who makes lovely spindles , and is on Etsy here

    And I have to say, I really love Neapolitan and would squeal over a skein of it!

  33. Heather Says:

    I would love to see something about Meg Campbell-Crawley Twisted fiber Art home of the evolution skein I love the colors.

    I would love Irish Moor

  34. Julia Says:

    Don & Marsha Berkemeier @

    As for me, totally digging the Iris Soft Sock. My high school’s colors!

  35. oonagh Says:

    i would love to see a friend of mine, silverstah on ravelry, featured……
    she does gorgeous colorways of dyed fluff, and handspun yarn!!
    her etsy store is

    oh, and i love the irish moor colorway you have up……..

  36. Heather Says:

    Wenat on ravelry does some amazing things with yarn pooling. She has designed a bunch of shawl patterns to turn pooling into long strips of color. they are gorgeous!

    love the irish moor color!

  37. staceyknitsit Says: She has some really pretty sock yarn. I don’t have any yet. Almost out now in shop; see past sales.

  38. Katerina Says:

    Congrats on the new etsy shop and your birthday! I have a babe who’s due any minute! Gotta love those Scorpio’s!!
    In your shop, I love your iris and seabreeze colorways and an artist who’s stuff I love is: Silk and Shine – just beautiful yarn and lovely colors!!

    Thanks for all the eye candy!

  39. Josie Says:

    I like stitchywitch’s work. She is stitchywitch in Ravelry and she blogs at

    My fave yarn from your shop is: Irish Moor in Soft Sock !!

  40. Lisa Says:

    I like Ray at he does lovely dyeing
    I like the seabreeze colorway
    happy birthday

  41. Diane Says:

    I also like stitchywitch and as for what yarn, I love them all. I am making a chemo hat for a friend and I think iris would make a fab hat.

  42. Jodi Says:

    I would like to see Julie Mueller featured. Her socks and gloves are amazing.
    I love the neopolitan yarn. Thank you!

  43. Jennifer Wollesen Says:

    Mary Triplett is who I would choose. A designer from Utah, her ideas are off the top and great.

  44. Darcy Says:

    I would like to see you feature Extreme Spinning
    Hugs Darcy

  45. Darcy Says:

    I would love to receive Cocoa and Cream in Organic Sport it is scrummy licious;) Hugs Darcy

  46. Wendy Says:

    I’d love to see Gaia’s Colours featured ( She’s a local indie dyer and comes up with the most beautiful colourways!

    I’m partial to your Irish Moor in Softsock!

  47. Karen Says:

    Please feature Adrienne Coziahr from Wool Candy, she just started selling in my local LYS.

    I love the Neopolitan in the superwash sock.


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